Northwest Kidney Centers sends wishes of peace and safety to all people across our country in light of recent racial violence and protests.
As a community-based, nonprofit organization, Northwest Kidney Centers fulfills its mission through shared core values of teamwork, integrity, excellence, stewardship and respect.
Respect is central to our ability to serve our diverse patients, staff and community. Respect is also an underpinning of a fully engaged democracy.
Northwest Kidney Centers strongly supports the fundamental right to free speech, and we support peaceful events that further dialogue to eliminate racial inequality.
The recent tragedies of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd echo a history of systemic racial inequities. As a nation we must acknowledge and address these facts.
It is also tragic that peaceful demonstrations have been tainted by violence. Our hearts go out to the individuals and businesses that have been damaged.
We will continue dialogue at all levels of our organization and take the actions needed to achieve a culture based on equity and inclusion.